Seneca the Younger Quote
If one of these fires of unusual shape have made its appearance, everybody is eager to know what it is. Blind to all other celestial bodies, each asks about the newcomer; one is not quite sure whether to admire or to fear it. Persons there are who seek to inspire terror by forecasting its grave import.
Physical Science in the Time of Nero, Being a Translation of the Quaestiones Naturales of Seneca - Book VII, Chapter I (p. 272), Macmillan & Company Ltd. 1910